Accession Number:

ADA393162

Title:

TRADOC Bulletin 12: Battle Report: Combat Vehicle Engagements

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORTMONROE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Recent technological advances have led to armor developments which substantially improve armored vehicle protection against both kinetic and chemical energy projectiles. Such armor is normally found on the front of modern tanks. So engage enemy tanks from flanks and rear. Locate battle positions along the flanks of enemy avenues of approach to allow flank and rear shots. Flank positions also place the enemy at a disadvantage because he must divide his attention in three directions--to the front and sides. Since engagement ranges are usually shorter from flank positions, there is a better chance of hitting the target. Also, more enemy targets will normally be in range. Discussion includes the tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided antitank missile TOW Dragons Tanks Mines an obstacles.

Subject Categories:

  • Combat Vehicles
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE